Benefits of Becoming a Family Day Care Educator

  • Operating your own business from home
  • Set your own work hours
  • Set your own fees for the service you provide
  • Providing your own child care while earning an income
  • Ongoing support from qualified and experienced staff of the Coordination Unit
  • A range of tax benefits may be available

Requirements for becoming an Educator

  • A commitment to children and a willingness to provide a quality learning environment
  • An ability to create a warm, safe, hygienic and stimulating environment that acknowledges each child as an individual
  • An understanding of children's needs and development and experiences that foster and nurture children's growth and development
  • An ability to establish cooperative working relationships with children, families, Coordination Unit staff, other educators, support services and the local community
  • Be professional and enthusiastic about being self employed and operating a small business with sound record keeping practices
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How to become an educator...

The process of becoming an Educator may take some time allowing for: collection of required documents, completion of home safety audit items, the interview process to occur which involves a number of home visits by coordinators and possible processing of Positive Notice Blue Cards.


  • Enquire with the Coordination Unit
  • First home visit and safety audit completed
  • Completion of application package
  • Risk Assessments completed during 2nd home visit
  • Attendance at New Educator Induction Training
  • Final audit and sign up completed at 3rd home visit
  • Mentored by Coordination Unit staff for a probationary period of 3 months
  • On going professional development, mentoring, training, support and guidance provided

Become an Educator..

For more information on becoming an Educator with Beenleigh Family Day Care

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